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INTERIORS CRE AT ING L IF E CH A NGING E N V IRONME N T S.


NAVIGATION This plays a critical role in both the functionality of a space and the user’s experience of a space. The base of navigating through a building or space can influence a person’s perception of the environment, even before they begin to use a space for its intended purpose.

SCALE

We are passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We think deeply about how interior spaces are used and create innovative design solutions. Our Interior services include space planning, detailed fixture design and the selection of furnishings. NBRSARCHITECTURE is a people focused, research based studio that aims to enrich lives. By developing creative design partnerships, our portfolio - spanning public and private sectors - exhibits an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to design environments that will have positive life changing affect. Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRSARCHITECTURE global interdisciplinary design practice with expertise in Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led international architecture practice based in Sydney Australia. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise.

An understanding of human scale and its consideration within each design is crucial to the feel and function of a space. Who the core users are, from infants through to adults, will help to guide the scale of a design - both the overall environment as well as individual elements within a space. Scale can then be further utilised to enhance the feel of a space - open and expansive, cosy and intimate and anywhere in between.

PRIVACY & FOCUS Different roles and tasks require varying levels of privacy and concentration. By understanding who uses the space and how each space is used, a combination of visual and acoustic design elements can be developed to suit the levels of privacy and acoustics required for each space.

INTERACTION & COLLABORATION Human interaction is important for both social and individual development. Creating formal and informal spaces for people to interact generates opportunities for people to socialise and collaborate in planned or spontaneous settings.

ADAPTABLE SPACES Adaptable spaces support the constantly changing needs of an organisation, whether it be on a day-to-day level or in a long-term capacity. Constantly developing technology has allowed people greater flexibility in the way they work and interact. Subsequently, the demand for adaptable spaces has increased to reflect the opportunities offered by new technology.

BRANDING Business branding and identity can be used to help guide the final outcome of a space. Branding can be incorporated into a design in many forms, from direct visual branding of a space through to creating a unique user experience that can be associated with a particular brand.


M3 BUILDING H AW K ESBURY

“The University sought to adaptively reuse the building to accommodate teaching spaces and student study areas.”

The M3 building on the Hawkesbury Campus of UWS was a remnant of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College. The University sought to adaptively reuse the building to accommodate teaching spaces and student study areas. The building was originally built to act as a plant room facility for building M2 located adjacent to this building and previously refurbished. Single storey, built in the 1940’s industrial architectural style with large internal spaces, the building was an ideal selection for an adaptive refurbishment to accommodate smaller teaching spaces. Key to the brief was to contain the refurbishment within the existing building envelope. The building was quite dilapidated and needed to be completely refurbished internally and substantially externally. Covered in 70 years of pipes, cables, ducts and alterations with power deficiencies and general dilapidation, a major stripping down to the structure resulted. Construction of a second floor within the structure was possible with very tight height limits requiring modification of existing roof trusses on site. The building was detailed as a double skin heavily insulated shell, sealed to the outside and mechanically temperature controlled internally. Landscaping around the building was extensive and extended to the whole precinct including building M2 which we had previously refurbished.


GALLERY SPACES A L BURY

“...large flexible spaces for the exhibition of art, with adjustable daylighting, controlled environmental conditions and movable walls.” The Art Gallery is located in the heart of Albury’s central business district, adjacent to QE2 Park, and it forms part of Albury’s Civic and Cultural Precinct. The project consists of the refurbishment of the existing heritage-listed Art Gallery building (circa 1910) and the adjacent Burrows House building (circa 1870), together with the provision of a new two-storey addition at the rear to accommodate major touring art exhibitions. NBRSARCHITECTURE worked in close collaboration with the staff and future users of the Gallery to establish their detailed requirements, and to create a facility that the Albury community will embrace. A large curved Foyer links the different elements of the project together and invites public access from both the main street and QE2 Park. The design provides a contemporary glass and metal clad addition, while at the same time respecting the heritage character of the two existing buildings. The addition includes large flexible spaces for the exhibition of art, with adjustable daylighting, controlled environmental conditions and movable walls. The permanent collection will be housed in a series of smaller galleries within the refurbished existing buildings. The finished project incorporates a kinetic facade system, light sculptures, and interpretive art works, all designed to engage the public. Other facilities include a Gallery Shop, a Cafe/Restaurant with an outdoor Terrace, a Youth Members’ room, two Workshops for public participation and an extensive Collection Store.


WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY H AW K ESBURY

We are passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We think deeply about how interior spaces are used and create The M3 building on the Hawkesbury Campus of UWS was a remnant of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College. The University sought to adaptively reuse the building to accommodate teaching spaces and student study areas. The building was originally built to act as a plant room facility for building M2 located adjacent to this building and previously refurbished. Single storey, built in the 1940’s industrial architectural style with large internal spaces, the building was an ideal selection for an adaptive refurbishment to accommodate smaller teaching spaces. Key to the brief was to contain the refurbishment within the existing building envelope. The building was quite dilapidated and needed to be completely refurbished internally and substantially externally. Covered in 70 years of pipes, cables, ducts and alterations with power deficiencies and general dilapidation, a major stripping down to the structure resulted. Construction of a second floor within the structure was possible with very tight height limits requiring modification of existing roof trusses on site. The building was detailed as a double skin heavily insulated shell, sealed to the outside and mechanically temperature controlled internally. Landscaping around the building was extensive and extended to the whole precinct including building M2 which we had previously refurbished.


HISTORY DEPARTMENT HORNSBY

“...has been transformed by breaking down walls creating light filled, naturally ventilated, dynamic new learning environments...”

The NBRSARCHITECTURE team of Interior Designers and Graphic Designers has re-energised a set of 5 Learning Spaces at Barker College, Sydney. Part of an original 1970’s classroom block has been transformed by breaking down walls creating light filled, naturally ventilated, dynamic new learning environments. New finishes to improve interactive display, communications and acoustics in a clean simple way have reinvigorated the spaces along with improved technology and expansive write on walls have created an interactive, responsive environment. The NBRS Architecture Interior Design team lead by Sophie Orrock selected colour schemes and responsive furniture that communicate each thematic era represented in the 5 learning spaces. The NBRS Graphic Design Team led by Holly Medway has created the historical context through imagery and colour to enliven the study of history. Images across the ages from Genghis Khan to John F Kennedy to Mabo now bring the spaces alive. The project was completed seamlessly over the Christmas vacation in readiness for Term 1, 2017. It has been another successful project in a series at Barker College bringing together the benefits of the many facets of the NBRS Architecture design team.


MODERN OFFICES B A L MOR A L

“conservation through an interactive, immersive experience, setting Taronga apart from other science and research institutions” The vision of the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning (TISL) is to reveal innovative concepts for science, learning and conservation through an interactive, immersive experience, setting Taronga apart from other science and research institutions. NBRSARCHITECTURE’s concept for new facility was the discovery of patterns in nature. This concept was carried through strongly from the initial master plan to the detailed design. In working closely with Taronga Zoo throughout the master planning process, NBRS produced a concept that best achieves the client’s vision of improving global recognition through innovation in science, research and education. This was realised through a number of stages of evaluation and analysis. Client input and review during every stage of the design process ensured that Taronga’s approach to work and pedagogy was evident. The crafted and innovative design has resulted in a dynamic workplace which explores a tangible link between the building users and nature.


WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY H AW K ESBURY

We are passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We think deeply about how interior spaces are used and create The M3 building on the Hawkesbury Campus of UWS was a remnant of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College. The University sought to adaptively reuse the building to accommodate teaching spaces and student study areas. The building was originally built to act as a plant room facility for building M2 located adjacent to this building and previously refurbished. Single storey, built in the 1940’s industrial architectural style with large internal spaces, the building was an ideal selection for an adaptive refurbishment to accommodate smaller teaching spaces. Key to the brief was to contain the refurbishment within the existing building envelope. The building was quite dilapidated and needed to be completely refurbished internally and substantially externally. Covered in 70 years of pipes, cables, ducts and alterations with power deficiencies and general dilapidation, a major stripping down to the structure resulted. Construction of a second floor within the structure was possible with very tight height limits requiring modification of existing roof trusses on site. The building was detailed as a double skin heavily insulated shell, sealed to the outside and mechanically temperature controlled internally. Landscaping around the building was extensive and extended to the whole precinct including building M2 which we had previously refurbished.


SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING BUILDING M AC QUA RIE UNI V E RSI T Y

“...a new style of working space for academics that has the dual function of both providing areas for individual research efforts, as well as implementing a new form of collective and collaborative learning. ” NBRS was approached by Macquarie University to transform the E7A building, supporting the teaching, learning and research pursuits of the Science and Engineering departments. The project implements a new style of working space for academics that has the dual function of both providing areas for individual research efforts, as well as implementing a new form of collective and collaborative learning. These spaces create spontaneous ‘bump into’ moments, encouraging increased discussion and collaboration. The new spaces expand the buildings utility, bringing together staff and students in an innovative workspace design that creates a highly stimulating environment for the next generation of academics. In addition to the interior refurbishment, NBRS led an investigation into the opportunity to improve the buildings core services, façade treatments and its connection to E7B. The atrium extension has enhanced the amenities of both E7A and E7B, which now includes a new café and generous student spaces. The development of the rooftop also provides a multi-functional seminar space.


STUDENT COMMONS MUSE BASSELINE M AC QUA RIE PA RK

“a space designed to allow instant connection, in which students have control over their environment”

Macquarie University commissioned NBRSARCHITECTURE to convert a section of their old library into student commons. The project implements a new style if working space for academics that has the dual function of providing areas for individual research efforts, as well as implementing a new form of collective and collaborative learning environment. Located on the ground floor, the MUSE Baseline creates an ideal space for students to choose their place of study. The student spaces are designed for collaborative study, creating a bridge between formal academic spaces and social activity spaces. Informed by extensive student consultation, NBRS’s design philosophy emphasises the importance of connection and choice. Offering adaptability allows a sense of ownership over the space. The focus is to provide a space in which students have control over their environment, making it a fun space to be in. The layering of spaces includes Private Secure Spaces, Time for Two, Project Time, Flexible Team Spaces, Come Together & Down Time/Unwind spaces. The social areas also extend beyond the interior to a large deck which flows onto a social courtyard, connecting students to the outside world.


COMPANY PROFILE NBRSARCHITECTURE is a people focused,

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research based studio that aims to enrich lives.

NBRS & Partners Pty Ltd

By developing creative design partnerships, our portfolio - spanning public and private sectors exhibits an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to

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design environments that will have positive life

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changing affect.

NOMINATED ARCHITECT:

Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS global

Andrew Duffin

interdisciplinary design practice with expertise

NSW Reg. 5602

in Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led international architecture practice based in Sydney, Australia. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise.

ABN: 16 002 247 565 E-MAIL ADDRESS: architects@nbrsarachitecture.com WEBSITE: nbrsarchitecture.com

DIRECTORS: Andrew Duffin:

B.Arch, ARAIA Architect [Nominated Arch. NSW Reg. 5602]

James Ward:

B Des, M Bus, Member Design Institute of Australia

Garry Hoddinett:

BSc (Arch), BArch (Hons), Architect

Rod Drayton:

BSc (Arch), BArch, RAIA

Andrew Leuchars:

B LArch, Landscape Architect

Geoff Deane:

BArch, Chartered Architect, FRAIA

STUDIO PRINCIPALS: Samantha Polkinghorne:

B Arch , M. Cult Her, MICOMOS

Brett Sherson:

B Arch, Dip Arch Tech, Cert PM, Architect B Arch (Hons), Architect

Trevor Eveleigh:

Assoc Dip Applied Science Health & Building Grad Dip Building Surveying & Assessment. Master Fire Engineering Accredited Green Star (ABGR)

Andrew Tripet:

B Arch (Hons)

Jon West:

B Arch (Hons) FRAIA

Sophie Orrock:

B Design (Int)

Anthea Doyle:

B Des Arch and M Arch

SENIOR ASSOCIATE: Barry Flack:

BSc (Arch), BArch (Hons), Architect

ASSOCIATES: Hung-Ying Foong Gill:

B Arch, Dip PM

Derek Mah:

B Arch

Craig Stephen:

B.Arch, M.Design Science

David Heap:

B.Arch (hons) RAIA


360° INTEGRATED STUDIOS 360° INTEGRATED STUDIOS

EDUCATION

As a multi-disciplinary design practice, we are able to work as one 360° Integrated Studio, with expertise in across Education, Heritage, Interior Design, Justice, Landscape Architecture, Life & Culture and Wellness.

The Education Studio is committed to designing innovative spaces that nurture learning. By conducting research in to current and projected trends, NBRS have extensive knowledge in catering for the evolving future of

Our ‘One Team’ approach allows the best possible design outcome to be achieved, with seamless collaboration between our range of service studios throughout the design process. The resulting designs are cohesive and considered from all angles. This consolidation of specialists also allows for increased efficiency for the client in the management of the project team.

junior, senior and tertiary education facilities.

ARCHITECTURE

HERITAGE Our Heritage Studio has specialist expertise in providing conservation and heritage planning advice, in addition to adaptive-reuse design. We have experience in the identification and management of built heritage items of all types and periods and in design documentation and project administration of projects for both government and private

Our creative team of architects work to produce award winning design solutions for each unique site and condition.

sectors.

With a commitment to cutting-edge design and a uniquely client focused approach, we work continually towards achieving an outstanding aesthetic result that meets the functional needs of the end-users. We are committed to delivering innovative projects of all types and scale which can only be achieved through extensive client consultation, meeting the project objectives, having sound technical expertise and competent management.

Our Interiors Studio is passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We deeply consider how interior spaces are used and create innovative design solutions. Our Interior services include space planning, detailed fixture design and the

Situated within a full-service firm, our team of architects is able to work closely in creative partnerships, considering all facets of a project from its earliest stages.

INTERIOR DESIGN

selection of furnishings.

JUSTICE The Justice Studio is a key component of the NBRSARCHITECHTURE ‘One Team’ approach to creating impactful, well rounded design across the firm. With a wealth of experience across correctional facilities and

other justice buildings, the NBRS seeks to create responsive facilities that service all who interact with these spaces.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Landscape Architecture is an amalgam of art and science. As designers, Landscape Architects are required to be careful interpreters of the natural and cultural conditions of a site. Our Landscape Studio seeks to create attractive, meaningful, usable, connected and equitable spaces that embody sustainable design principles.

LIFE & CULTURE The Life & Culture Studio is one of the seven core studios at NBRSARCHITECTURE. Passionate about human centred design and creating spaces that engage people for civic, religious, cultural and recreational purposes.

WELLNESS Through ongoing research and the development of future focused wellness spaces, the Wellness Studio continues to create impactful designs for a range of clients and communities.

STUDIO PLUS Studio Plus is the amalgamation of a range of key components of NBRSARCHITECTURE. Compliance, BIM, Communications, Graphic Design and Finance.


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Interior Design  

NBRSARCHITECTURE are passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We think...

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